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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 20, 2012 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best guest guitar spots with the Dead ?

I'm not a big Stephen Stills fan,but I think his two guest appearances in 69' are top notch.He was very familiar with the bands music judging by how well he integrated himself into it.If you listen to the Lovelight from 10/25/69 at about 3:15 you can hear him(in left channel) riffing along with Jerry and Bob in perfect unison,then at about 6:30 he joins in on some nice backing vocals,at 9:00 behind the box back nitty verse he peels off some raunchy licks under Pigs vocal,at 17:15 he starts to pick some nasty,chunky rhythm licks while Pig and Bob get to screamin',where he once again joins the vocal mix and starts belting along,all in all an almost seamless blend with the band.


At the 12/10/69 show he joins the band for an average/sloppy Casey Jones and a perfunctory Smokestack Lightning,but shines with some strong tandem playing with Jerry on Morning Dew.After the first verse Jerry plays a short,tight solo which Stills caps off perfectly with a few well placed notes at about 7:15,the second verse follows and at 8:45 or so Jerry and Stills begin a mellow,duel of rhythm/lead licks which results in a laid back but potent end jam,once again he manages to get right in the mix,especially with Jerry and Phil.He also does his own Black Queen that night,a quintessential 60's rocker,this might be the single best example of the GD rockin' out.


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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 21, 2012 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best guest guitar spots with the Dead ?

Stills seemed to enjoy his later visit at the Meadowlands in '83. I was at this show and while the version of "Love the One..." is a little clunky you can feel the energy and fun they were having.


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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 21, 2012 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best guest guitar spots with the Dead ?

I caught both Jersey shows in 83' and like you said he and the band seemed to enjoy playing together and although it sounds clunky and chaotic at times there was an undeniable energy,scattered over the course of the songs he played on there are some interesting moments.

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